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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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Ranked #16 of 379 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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nj
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Their calm chowder is just as good as Pike Place Seattle. The special of the day was shark. It melted I your mouth. Coleslaw was like homemade. Their house dressing is creamy garlic and delicious. Fish and chips were excellent and also the breaded scallops. All highly recommended. Service was speedy and thorough.

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San Diego, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was great! The fish and chips was really good, and so was the cole slaw. The service was excellent and speedy, and they refilled our water many times without having to ask. The only disappointment was that they did not have fish tacos, but everything else was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place if you want seafood!

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

So fun, on the pier in Santa Barbara, makes you feel like you're a thousand miles away. Fish, boats, water and ocean breezes. Great oysters and clam chowder! I come back again and again!!

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Valley glen
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So sick of this restaurant. Can't make a reservation. Not enough tables so always a huge wait. And when I tried to order a dozen clams to go on the phone, they insist that I put in the order in persin and wait for them at the bar. Wait, wait and wait. Not good enough food to do so much... More

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East Hampton, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We wanted to eat lunch in the harbor at a place with a good view. Brophy's second floor restaurant gave us an excellent overlook of the activities in the harbor. The food was OK, but we would have liked more local seafood.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped by to get a bite on our way back to HOT HOT desert. Loved the outdoor seating at Brophys. (perfect weather) Excellent service. We shared Calamari appetizer. ( Delicious) Shrimp Cocktail, Very Good Clam chowder and salad. I was surprised that they did NOT serve bleu cheese dressing. It's all my husband eats. Loved the fresh .....never ending...sourdough.

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Atascadero, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fun restaurant with a great atmosphere, attentive staff and a great view. Ordered off of the appetizer menu for several shared plates instead of a dinner entrée and enjoyed all of the seafood dishes as well as the oyster shooters. Oysters on the half shell, peel & eat shrimp, garlic baked clams and Dungeness crab were all very good.

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South Pasadena, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We dined at Brophy Bros. Ventura Marina location last night and were greatly disappointed. The Cioppino was one of the worst I've ever had! A bland base sauce that seemed like watered down tomato soup and overfilled with overcooked bell pepper and onion - STRANGE! The Seafood Pasta wasn't much better; overcooked and tasteless shrimp and scallops (tasted more like... More

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Devon, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I love seafood and certainly ate my fair share in California and all of it was very well prepared. The food, although good at Brophy's, wasn't the best prepared and it was mostly masked with other flavours so you couldn't really taste the seafood (some people will like this though!). The service and view was excellent, would make a nice... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We've loved Brophy's in Santa Barbara and Ventura! I especially love their seafood salads, and of course their fish is always fresh and delicious! The upper deck is a welcome respite from hot days in the Conejo Valley--the nice breezes and enjoying the harbor views are really great. I'd recommend Brophy Brothers in either location.

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